c) You hear a rumour from the young people during the group activity that one of the youth workers is having sex with one of the young people. What do you do? Hold a team meeting with all youth workers involved if you are the team leader and address that there are rumours of this behaviour happening and that it is not acceptable. Note these rumours in your group reports. Advise your supervisor /manager of these reports and what is being talked about. Also it may be important to address the group as a whole and recap them on codes of conducts and ethical behaviours and appropriate behaviours between service providers and youth workers and young people. Also put out an invitation to email you as the team leader if anyone has any …show more content…
There have been legislations and laws that have been passed by Federal Parliament on behalf of Commonwealth departments and agencies these include the following: - Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 - Age Discrimination Act 1994 - Disability Discrimination Act 1992 - Racial Discrimination Act 1975 - Sex Discrimination Act 1984 Satisfactory YES NO 8. Outline your duty of care responsibilities when working with groups. When working with youth groups it is the providers or workers duty of care to avoid exposing young people to physical, psychological or emotional harm or injury. Workers will always up hold the principle of ‘does no harm’. Workers must assess risk and manage the safety of work and activities involving all young people while remaining aware of the need to encourage young people to partake in challenging activities that assist them to reach their full potential and meet their needs and goals. All workers will understand that risk comes in many forms and that cultural abuse and racism are influential risk factors in Indigenous young people. It is also the responsibility and duty of care for all workers to be aware of who they work with in relation to the services provided to young people and to ensure that all young persons are protected from abuse and careful of whop interacts with the young people they work with. It is
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The role of the Social worker is varied as it involves the facilitation of change and empowerment of the individual through social, cultural and environmental influences. Between 1910 and 1970, the role of the social worker was significant due to the impact of the Stolen Generation on Australian society. The Stolen Generation was a dark period in the Australian history where many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were often taken without consent from their homes and families by the government, police and welfare authorities. The children were taken from their homes in order to try to ‘"civilize" them by assimilation into white society’ (McCarthy 2000). The impacts of this period often resulted in severe psychological consequences for the children, the loss of identity, social isolation, depression, alcohol abuse and an increased level of violence. The role of the Social Worker was significant during this period as they were often involved with removing children from their homes and were also required to participate in the reconciliation process to improve the relationships between Indigenous peoples and the wider Australian community. One of the lasting effects of this practice is the distrust of indigenous people towards the social welfare profession.
Ensuring children and young people’s safety and welfare in the work setting is an essential part of safeguarding. While children are at school, practitioners act in ‘loco parentis’ while their parents are away. As part of their legal and professional obligations, practitioners hold positions of trust and a duty of care to the children in their school, and therefore should always act in their best interests and ensure their safety – the welfare of the child is paramount (Children Act 1989). The Children Act 2004 came in with the Every Child Matters (ECM) guidelines and greatly impacted the way schools look at the care and welfare of pupils. Children and young people should be helped to learn and thrive and be given the opportunity to
In addition adults which working with children have an big impact on keeping children and young people safe within the setting, policies and procedures are very important an all staff that are working with children should have been informed and learned this is important because the workers must know what they have to do, what’s expected when they are working with children. Furthermore the policies in the setting will state what is expected as well as approved of the workers; they explain what the organisation does and how it should be carried out so that the child or young adult can be safe from abuse.
Safeguarding children and young people is everybody’s responsibility. It should be a concern of the whole community and all public services, not just ones providing directly to children and young people.
Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people
Safeguarding Policy Policy Statement HIT Training Ltd is strongly committed to practices that protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or significant harm. Staffs recognise and accept their responsibility to develop the awareness of the risks and issues involved in safeguarding. The company also recognises that it has a responsibility to protect staff from unfounded allegations of abuse. The company is committed to working with existing local safeguarding or adult safeguarding Boards and other health and social care partnerships to ensure the safeguarding of its learners. The company will ensure it has one nominated person the Operations Director
Section 51 (xxix) of the Constitution of Australia grants exclusive power to the Commonwealth to legislate with regard to external affairs. Since its inception, through the development of case law, the external affairs power has been found to consist of three limbs:
Within our society there a many different groups of individuals, although everyone is at risk of abuse and maltreatment, some groups need more safeguarding than others. Vulnerable groups are at higher risk. A vulnerable adult is described as an individual who is aged 18 or over, who is in need of care and support form care services, who is experiencing, or is at risk of significant abuse or neglect and who is unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation. There are a number of vulnerable groups within society which are: the frail and elderly, the less abled and individuals with mental health problems or learning difficulties, visual or hearing impairments or with some form of disease. It is important that the promotion of
Unit 516 Understand Safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector) P5
All available staff will conduct a thorough search of the premises and notify the Head teacher immediately if the child is found.
The children should be seen as equal no child or group of children should be treated differently because of their gender, religion, disability ect. All children have the right to be protected from abuse. The children’s parents are informed because they are aware of the policies and procedures. All concerns and allegations should be taken seriously because this could lead to a referral to the child’s social care services, Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) if the allegation is against a staff member.
The key values and principles of youth work are to educate, empower, encourage participation and promote equality of opportunity and social inclusion. The principles of youth work are about offering services in places where young people can choose to participate, they encourage young people to be critical in their responses to their own experiences and to the world around them. Youth work is also about making young people more independent and helping them to make informed choices about their personal responsibilities within their community. These values and principles provide youth work with a purpose as well as
There are two main concepts in the literatures of the sociology of youth, which linked risk and young people together. The first concept is ‘at-risk’ and the term is often used to identify or describe young people who, due to difficulties and disadvantaged situations,